How to work with Canon EOS 80D live view focus?
When concentrating on a part of the landscape or individual in front of you during photography, the number 1 thing you are searching for is the accuracy of it. On the Canon EOS 80D, one way to do this is to magnify the live view monitor, a feature not available for viewfinder photography. However, it works when you focus manually or when, in addition to Face Tracking mode, you are in AF mode. Wondering how this can be done? The lowdown is here:
Live view emphasis on Canon EOS 80D
Click the AF Point Selection switch, or on the phone, pick the zoom icon. All your shooting aids and data will vanish when you do this, and you will be left with a rectangular frame on your screen and a white box in the lower right corner. This box is a reflection, relative to the part you are focused on, of the entire picture on the screen. The only other detail on the screen is the quantity of magnification that you have done, indicated by a number followed by a ‘x.’
Canon EOS 80D Live View AF Point Emphasis
Moving the frame over to the desired subject is the next move. You can do this by either clicking on the screen or by directing the frame to the position you want by using the directional selection buttons.
Focus on Canon EOS 80D live view, 10xx magnification
Click the AF point selection switch or the zoom icon again once you are in the desired location. This will magnify the region of the picture. The rectangle at the bottom right of the screen would shrink along with this and become representative of the screen area you are focusing on. You will also get a scroll bar from which you can pass the magnified frame on the sides of the screen. Each click zooms the picture to 5x. So the second press zooms 10x etc. etc.
- Live view emphasis on Canon EOS 80D-menu
The maximum magnification level for this mode is 10x. So if you click again on the same AF point range, it zooms out and returns to normal mode.
- This is a very useful function and, with some fast tips and pointers about its use, you can make it even more useful. This function will be an absolute breeze to use with these tips and tricks. So here are a couple of tricks and tips:
- When you zoom in at 10x, it is very difficult and time consuming to shift the frame one point by one point. There’s a solution to this issue with one click. Only click on the delete button or the set button on the menu of your Canon 80D flip screen dslr camera and this will automatically take you to the center of the screen. From here, if you clicked one frame by frame, you might go to some other point on the screen faster than it would have been.
- Before taking your picture, always remember to leave the magnified view. If you do not do this, the exposure will be switched off. Bear in mind, too, that you can click the entire image and not just the zoomed aspect, even if you take a picture with magnified zoom. So, before you take an image, make sure to zoom out to ensure a well-exposed shot, which is also not indicative of what is happening in the rest of the viewfinder.
So consider using this approach the next time you want to check the precision of your concentration. All the time, it’ll make sure you get the perfect picture.